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Re: 10GE router resource
At 04:33 AM 3/27/2008, Tore Anderson wrote:
> Hands up those of you running Cat6500's in service provider > environments.
Cisco wants you to pay 4 times as much for the 7600 which is the same platform except the cards are vertical instead of horizontal. (If you have a NEBS chassis, then that's not even a differentiator.) Oh, there is also a ROM/PROM/Flash chip in the chassis which tells IOS that you are on a Catalyst and not a 7600 so the newer 7600 IOS code supposedly won't work. This is the "code split" which they did about a year? ago. The Catalyst works great as a core router, but Cisco says that's the job for a 7600, not a 6500. I don't know if there are any other differences, FlexWAN card support? But for most of us, the 6500 works great and does everything we need. That's what the OP was referring to I believe.
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